San Fernando Valley Business Journal

Preview: Jetpack Firm Eager to Fly

By Mark Madler Friday, April 14, 2017

JetPack Aviation will never be confused with Stark Industries and Chief Executive David Mayman will never be confused with Iron Man. But the two companies – one located in Van Nuys, the other in the fictional Marvel Universe – share the goal of making jetpack technology a practical reality.

Stark did it with the Iron Man suit while JetPack Aviation has the JB-10, a portable jet turbine-powered flying machine that Mayman has demonstrated in the U.S. and Europe.

The company was started in 2006 by Mayman, an Australian with a background in aviation who has dabbled in corporate development, investment management and mergers and acquisitions, and Nelson Tyler, who runs a business in Van Nuys building camera mounts attached to helicopters used for filming movies and by police agencies. JetPack Aviation shares space at Tyler’s camera mount company housed in a four-building compound.

Read the full story in the April 17 issue of the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.